Momouthshire and Brecon Canal

I had again arranged a canoe trip with Judy for a paddle on the Mon. and Brec Canal.

We met at Talybont on Usk joined by Judy`s daughter, Fion.

The decision was to paddle west to avoid the tunnel, which in hindsight was a good idea as the canal was busy with narrow boats today.

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Near Pencelli we saw some deer but the camera was not ready, I think these are fairly tame as they can be seen here regularly. At the basin we came across the first of four parties of youngsters doing their best to keep their canoes straight. It was a bit like a slalom for us but with no incidents we negotiated them all.

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As well as these groups there were numerous narrow boats cruising the canal and with three of us paddling we were faster and had to pass them, always a worry as most are first timers in these craft.

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We had a coffee break before paddling on to a suitable place for lunch and our return and a coffee in the cafe in Talybont.

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